The July Agenda
I hope you had a great Fourth of July surrounded by family and friends. The month of July will be a busy one in the House of Representatives. We are expected to tackle some very important issues as we continue to move forward our policy agenda to make America stronger. Right now, our national debt is over $18 trillion and growing. This means a debt burden of roughly $57,000 per American citizen. We can do better. To get our spending under control, the House will continue the appropriations process—providing the funds for specific government programs—and consider H.R. 2822, the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. This is the 7th of 12 appropriations bills to be considered in the House. The House is also expected to consider the Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act later this month.
Additionally, the House is expected to consider H.R. 427, the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. This bill would require any executive branch rule or regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more to be voted on in Congress before being enacted into law. This would bring some much-needed transparency, accountability and checks and balances to the Obama Administration’s regulatory agenda. The REINS Act would help get our economy growing again and expand opportunity for millions of Americans. These are just some of the conservative policies House Republicans are pursuing in July. You can read more about this month’s agenda here.